email energy waste

/ dave / arouet at
Sat Mar 11 18:55:21 PST 2000

> last year doug posted a quip from Business week or Fortune about how much
> k-wattage is burned on email. the piece showed what amt of k-wattage
> burned the equivalent of a ton of coal or somesuch. apparently, doug
> discovered that in one month alone lbo had burned a ton of coal. anyone
> still have that email or know of the source of that ref?
> thanks,
> k


Subject: tonnage Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 00:35:18 -0400 From: Doug Henwood <dhenwood at> Reply-To: lbo-talk at To: lbo-talk at

A couple of weeks ago, Ted Byfield posted a link to a Forbes magazine article on how energy-intensive computers are. The article claimed that every megabyte of data transferred on the net burned about half a pound of coal. This list transferred 1,855 megabytes last month, or almost half a ton of coal. Gee whiz.



/ dave /

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